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Good Morning, Day 7

July 24th, 2007 · No Comments · Activism, HCC-DDT, Health, Healthcare Crisis, Human Rights, Journalism, Media, News, Politics, The Economy, Stupid

About 50 Americans have died since yesterday because they couldn’t afford health care.

That brings the total to 350 people who have died thanks to our profit-focused health care system just since I started keeping this count, six days ago.

If 350 US citizens had died in a plane crash this week, we’d be hearing about it endlessly on the news, don’t you think?

They’d be talking about it breathlessly on CNN and MSNBC and all the local news programs. We’d know the names and faces of at least some of the victims.

They’d be looking for the black box, talking about landing gear and engines, ice and runways and air traffic controllers.

Trying to figure out what took those 350 American lives.


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